Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Standards
Develop Standards Methods

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPS) and Useful MethodsAre you interested in reviewing or submitting TAPPI Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods? There are many ways to get involved at various levels of commitment. You

Standards
Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Usin

Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Using the Internal Bond Tester"

Standards
Diffuse Brightness of Paper and Paperboard (d/0), Test Metho

Diffuse Brightness of Paper and Paperboard (d/0), Test Method T 571 om-03 - "Withdrawn"

Standards
TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

Standards
2011 ISO Standards Collection on CD-ROM: Paper, Board and Pulps

2011 ISO Standards Collection on CD-ROM: Paper, Board and Pulps

Magazine articles
Editor's Note: Great expectations, TAPPI JOURNAL January 201

Editor's Note: Great expectations, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2011

Standards
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

Standards
Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Standards
Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

Standards
Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method), Test Method T 245 cm-07

Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method), Test Method T 245 cm-07

Standards
pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

Standards
Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

Standards
Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

Standards
Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Standards
Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Standards
One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 212 om-18

One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 212 om-18

Standards
Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 204 cm-17

Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 204 cm-17

Standards
Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

Standards
Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1008 sp-10

Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1008 sp-15

Standards
Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper, Test Method T 255 cm-07

Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper, Test Method T 255 cm-07